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in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports the wounds there have still not healed. >> reporter: it was april 20, 1999. two heavily armed columbine students walked into their school and opened fire. they killed 12 students and one teacher before killing themselves. have you ever actually recovered from this? >> no. i mean -- >> reporter: still haunts you? >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: frank de angelis was the principal that day as he is today at columbine. what went through your mind when you heard about what happened in connecticut? you've been there. >> i was in a state of shock. immediately my heart was just broken and kind of nauseous, to be honest with you. >> reporter: his first thoughts were of the agonizing moments as the news spread. >> the thing that weighs on my mind is when parents are waiting in a room and students are not coming to them as the other parents receive their kids. and i'm sure every parent who is in connecticut today when they heard the news were w
's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives helping their children fulfill their dreams so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. >> the president also said the country must take what he called meaningful action to prevent today's shootings. you can send your condolences to the victims by going to our facebook page. you can postyour thoughts on our wall. >>> it all started around 9:30 a.m. eastern time when police learned that a shooter was inside the s
faster visited this community today ((butt to)) ((obama)) ther' not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do" >> i don't understand how someone could hurt children. i just don't get that. what did those poor babies do to you? >> evil visited this community today. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> an unthinkable horror. tonight, news details about thee guns bought by his mother, and amid all the grief, the heroes, including the teacher who saved her students by barricading them in a bathroom. >>> good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> the sed deadliest school shooting unfolded in just a few minutes. a 20-year-old walked in to an elementary school and started shooting. 20 children are among the dead. it's a crime investigators are only starting to piece together. cbs reporter ines is standing by with the latest. >> i'm standing down the street from where sandy hook elementary school is located. it's a tragedy that has shocked this town. tonight parents and family members are grieving, child
. there will be a special edition of "good morning america"" at 7:00 a.m. it will be broadcast from the scene of the shooting in newtown, connecticut. >>> an investigation is underway after an off duty chp officer was killed in a head on accident in fairfield. it happened before 6:00 on highway 12 at red top road last night. the officer was on his personal motorcycle when he hit a pickup truck turning left in front of him. the officer was thrown and hit by a honda. the unidentified officer was pronounced dead at the scene. >> an 82-year-old man is facing felony charges of vehicular manslaughter after he was involved in a terrifying crash that took three lives yesterday on interstate 280 in san mateo county. nick smith has the latest on the investigation. >> sky 7 h. d. was over the scene minutes before the crash at i 280 on edgewood road. the dreyer pulled next to the median to fix a flat tire. it was then police say this black volkswagon swerved into the center divide and crashed into the lexus. >> there were four people total. three of the people were pronounced at the scene. >> a 28-year-o
, but as a parent. >> i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional side of the president rarely seen in public. he repeatedly wiped away tears and paused to compose himself. >> the majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them -- birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: it was almost two years ago the president was called to be consoler in chief after a different act of gun violence in tucson where congresswoman gabby giffords was shot and six others were killed. >> we mourn with you for the fallen. we join you in your grief. >> reporter: today the president recited a grim list of other places now known for horrific gun violence on his watch. a shopping mall in oregon, a sikh temple in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado. today the president suggested he might take some action. >> we're going to have to come together to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardl
. and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> mourners stayed at the church hours after the service ended to pray and remember the victims. >> new town is more than 300 years old, in the southwest part of the state. it was founded in 1705 . many people who live there work and drive to new york city. new town is well off economicly with a medium household income of $108,000. today $108,000. >> an oregon mall where a gunman opened fire killing three has reopened with tight security. memorial books and stars will be available throughout the weekend for shoppers at the town center near portland to leave messages. mourners also attended a vigil and plans in the works for a permanent memorial. officials say extra security is in place. >> the connecticut school shooting is also drawing comparisons to the columbine tragedy where two students killed 13. some survivors say news of the connecticut shooting was particularly difficult to hear because they are now parents themselves. first responders at columbine
. and that was especially true today. i know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. >> reporter: the president said that the nation must in his words take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like today's shooting. >>> as you saw the president was emotional when he spoke earlier today. it was about a four minute long statement and you can hear all of it just go to ktvu.com. >>> signs of tragedy in connecticut can be seen here in the bay area. at the federal building in oakland the flag was lowered to half staff. the president has ordered all flags be lowered to half staff until tuesday. scenes like this one in san francisco played out across the country this evening. >>> other leaders reacting throughout the day about this shooting. both of california senators were quick to send out statements this first one from senator dianne feinstein. s
possible. >>> i know there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. >> president barack obama said that his first reaction to today's shooting was as a parent, not a commander in chief. in the wake of the elementary school shooting in connecticut, children trying to process what happened and it can be a difficult task for parents who want to help them. >> reporter: the images are heart wrenching, school kids in in connecticut consoled by their parents as they flee the scene of a mas shooting. they say -- phasdz mass shooting. >> kids, like all of us, respond immediately to other people's faces. and, i think you need to give your kids a chance to talk about what they feel. >> it is a conversation some parents are aphencive about. >> i don't know how i would be able to deal with talking to them. just thinking about it and imagining it if it was my sop's school. >> it will be difficult but we -
they do to you? >> evil visited this community today. >> i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same grief that i do. >> an unthinkable horror, new details about the shooter, the guns bought by his mother and the heroes, including the teacher who saved her students by barricading them in a bath room. >> good evening. i am ken. >> the second deadliest shooting in school history. a 20-year-old walked into a school and started shooting. 20 children are among the dead and a crime investigators are only starting to piece together. it happened in newton, connecticut. a quiet suburb 80 miles from new york. >> reporter: i am standing down the street from where sandy hook elementary school is located, where the shooting took place a tragedy that shocked the community, parents and family members are grieving the loss of innocent children and adults in the massacre. >> reporter: parents and children ran from the sandy hook elementary school. the scene of terror and sadness. >> caller indicating someone is shooting. >> reporter: inside 27 people shot to death, 20 children as youn
giffords said the discussion can no longer wait. and feinstein is calling on congress to debate america's gun culture. declaring weapons of war don't belong on our streets or in our theaters, shopping malls and schools. >> it was very similar to the day that i was shot. >> reporter: activist mindy fikelstein was surrounded by children when a man opened fire. >> the problem is too many guns. people who shouldn't get their hands on gun have the ability to do so. >> reporter: the pistols used today a glock and a sig. and connecticut like california has strict rules. >> the united states, 8,400 deaths a year due to gun violence. we have got to do something about it. and congress has got to get a backbone. >> these children were murdered, brutally murdered in the place where they felt safe. >> reporter: scenes like these always take her back. >> i was brought to my knees, i left work in tears and have basically been under a blanket all day. >> but more than anguish she hopes for outrage and action. >> call the white house, call your congressman, e-mail, go to we are better than this.org. the
their money to the camen islands and not in america and having huge threats and medicaid and medicare and threaten the scpeerns that is violence. number one and must commit ourselves to the ban on assault weapons. we lost about 6,000 americans in iraq in 10 years. lose 30 to 50,000 a home at home. 100,000 are injured and didn't die and the highest cost in any city is the emergency room hospitals in those cities where they're shot. [inaudible] shot by ak47's. we have a lot of role in the killing of syria. 9/11 /12 in benghazi. [inaudible] yards away. we must revive the ban on these adult suspects. i don't want to. >> >> >> deemphasize the drug culture and americans and so we have this crisis mr. mayor of plants closing when the cheap labor markets, jobs leaving, drugs and guns coming. that requires a national effort by all of us. while i reach out to you in san francisco those that hear my voice please stop the killing. please stop drug flow. please give peace a chance. in this instance means that labor unions, trade unions must open up and provide more training so they can la
will do in america is hug our children a little tighter and tell them that we love them and remind each other how much we love one another. there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. >> one of the six adults killed was 47-year-old, the school's principal. she was known for her playful passion and just a month ago she dressed up as a sandy hook book fairy wearing a crown to inspire first graders to read. >> we're learning about the brave teachers who desperately tried to protect young students from the gunman. police s.w.a.t. teams tried to find the shooter. a first great teacher was killed in the attack. she put herself between the shooter and children. "good morning america" george stephanopolous talked with her cousin who learned of her last acted. >> my cousin vicky, took the students and shielded the children in the closet trying to protect them in between the gunman and kids. yes, she is a hero. her life dream was to be a teacher. her instincts kicked in and protected the children from the harm that was coming. i'm sure she heard what was going on and went into
parent in america will do. which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come the community needs us to be at our best as americans ask i will do everything in my power as president to help. >> the president ordered flags to be lowered to half staff in honor of the victims. he said america has endured too many tragedies and says meaningful action needs to be taken to prevent incidents like it regardless of the politic autos abc 7 news viewers expressing condolences to those touched by the tragedy on our face book page, we invite to you share your thoughts. >> but it's very difficult to express with words how devastating this tragedy is. >> yes. wayne freedman shows us the moments of raw emotion today, between headlines. >> this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary school and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure, they're now infamous. >> like you, you kn
know there's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. >> reporter: it was an emotional president obama who faced the nation today. it was also a rare moment, perhaps a turning point in presidential policy for federal gun control. >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something's got to be done. >> reporter: uc berkeley criminal law professor believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment. a call for gun control. but he does not believe it will last long enough to change actual law. >> the only time when most citizens worry about things like assault weapons is in the middle of a mass shooting episode. >> reporter: he says when a mass shooting occurs, gun control is called for. but after the hype dies down, the opponents gain traction because they care vehemently and fight long-term. >> the intensity of the opponents' control will outweigh the mild s
there is not a parent in america who does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful, little kids between five and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations. weddings. kids of their own. iman the fall and were also teachers-among-the fallen where teachers. our hearts are broken today for the parents and the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children. and for the families of the adults that were lost. our hearts are broken for the hearts of the survivors as well. as blessed as the heart to have the children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early. there is no word if that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. if it is a elementary school and newton, conn., or a shopping mall and connecticut, or a temple in wisconsin or a movie and all aurora, these neighborhoods our our neighborhoods and these are our children. we are going to come together and take meaningful action to prevent tragedi
and people being killed at random. i think what is hitting america tonight certainly here in the bay area is the fact that these victims are so young. they are among the most innocent among us. and for this to happen at a school, you know, the safest place in the world... it's just heartbreaking for a lot of people and certainly they are feeling that in the bay area tonight. back to you. >> yeah, should be the safest place for sure. all right, kenny, thanks >>> well, of course, parents will be giving their kids some extra attention and love tonight but also, trying to help them understand and digest the horrific reality of what happened in today's shooting. how do you talk to your kids about this? dr. kim mulvihill has some advice from an expert. >> reporter: scott snyder of martinez is sure his kids have already heard the news. >> i think i'm going to give them a hug -- an extra hug tonight and -- and ask them if they have questions. >> this is a really, really tragic and difficult event. >> reporter: this child psychologist at lucille packard children's hospital. >> often times after
, as a parent. and that was especially true today. i know that there is not a parent in america that does not feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those that died today were children. beautiful children between five-10 years old. (camera shutters) >> they have their entire lives of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. among the fallen, were teachers, men & women that devoted their lives to help our children fulfill their dreams so are our hearts are broken today. for the parents, the grandparents, sisters, brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults that lost. our hearts are broken for the appearance of the survivors as well. as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their child's innocence has been torn away too early. there are no words to ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times. when there is an elementary school in connecticut, a shopping mall in portland, ore., or a temple in wisconsin. or a movie theater outside of colorado in aurora. or a street cor
and connecticut. he said that every parent in america has a hard habit with hard. here is more of the president's address to the nation. >> our hearts are broken today. we grieve for the parents and we do keep the parents of those who survive. as blessed are they are to have their children home they know that their child's innocence have been torn away too early. as a nation, we have endured too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in new town, a shopping mall, a house of worship and wisconsin. a movie theater in colorado and countless street corners in places like chicago and philadelphia. any of these neighborhoods could be dashed as we have to come together and take action to prevent things like this from happening. regardless of politics. this weekend machel and i are doing with their parents don't. we are holding our children and remind them how much we love them t. arafat is a connected who cannot do that. they need all of us right now. while no one can take the place of day and lost love one week is to extend a hand to them. if we can remind them that we ar
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